September 2014 archive

Decorating with colour

Decorating with colour

While subtle and gentle shades are a firm favourite for creating a classy and timeless look for your home, there is nothing wrong with adding a splash of colour that will not only brighten your property’s interior, but also create a positive atmosphere.

When it comes to adding a flash of colour to your bathroom or bedroom, a less is more approach does not always apply. It’s time to be fearless and fun with your decorating in these two rooms – vibrant shades can totally transform the look of a room, and are great for creating an upbeat atmosphere during the often drab winter months.

Brighten up your boudoir

While it is true that the bedroom should always be a calm and relaxing environment, why not think about adding a splash of colour that creates a more lively atmosphere?

As the nights grow longer in the lead-up to winter, why not bring summer indoors with a lick of pale yellow paint, or a soft lilac? If you prefer darker hues, deep purples or reds are firm favourites for creating a dramatic setting that is best paired with luxurious materials and bold accessories.

Creating a statement wall is another great way to make transform your bedroom. Whether you opt to decorate using bright wallpaper, or simply add a new shade, you are guaranteed maximum impact with minimal effort.

Deciding which colours will match your signature style can also be tricky, but there are plenty of options to choose from, whether you’re going for a vintage throwback scheme or something modern.

Soft purples, greys and limes are a sure fire way to create a retro-inspired bedroom – accessorise with vintage mirrors, glassware on the dressing table and floral patterns to get a really authentic look. On the other hand, bold colours, minimal accessories and leather furniture is a great way of achieving that hotel-esque modern look.

Adding bold prints and busy patterns that are rich in reds, yellows and royal blues will help to transform your room into a Moroccan hideaway, while deep blues combined with lighter shades of blue, green and cream will help you to create a seaside-inspired haven.

Bathroom inspiration

As the bathroom is usually one of the smallest rooms in the house, it can be more difficult to get creative with your interior design choices in this area. Adding bright shades on the walls could actually make the room look smaller, so it’s all about using the right accessories to add a splash of colour.

Before starting to redesign your bathroom, it’s important to consider whether you are looking to create an environment that matches, or whether colour-blocking is more your style of choice.

Bright pinks, yellows, oranges, reds and blues are a must-have for any colour-blocked space, and you don’t always have to repaint to achieve this look – why not keep walls neutral but accessorise with vibrantly coloured accessories, from towels to toothbrush holders?